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The Code of Silence: Sexual Abuse in the Black Community

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It's Thursday night in the Magick Playhouse with Mystic Philosopher & Inner Fitness Coach Dina Deon and co-hostess Tawanna will be discussing the code of silence in the black community which fails to expose and address sexual abuse and rape within our families. This silence often becomes a generational curse where multiple girls and boys suffer by the hands of one person. The age old saying "what goes on in this house, stays in this house" traumatizes victims, leaving them unable to seek help, peace and healing. 

  • 60% of black girls have experienced sexual abuse at the hands of black men before reaching the age of 18
  • 1 in 4 black girls will be sexually abused before the age of 18
  • 30% of black women with documented histories of childhood sexual abuse were sexually assaulted in adulthood
  • For every black woman who reports a rape, at least 15 do not report
  • If you gather 10 black women in a room, it is likely that at least nine have been victims of pedophilia, street harassment, and/or sexual assault; or they have a friend, cousin, sister, aunt, mother, or grandmother who has been victimized.

We will also be discussing male victims who are often ignored or encouraged to submit to sexual abuse under the pretenses of being a "playa" or winning because an older female predator is pursuing him. This code of silence is damaging our families and the horrors are bleeding out into the community causing hatred and mistrust in all relationships. Join us as we explore, expose and attempt to heal the traumas of sexual abuse.

Listen via phone at 646-716-8029, press 1 at any time with your questions or comments.

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